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Sigmoid Mass In Colon
Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon! Ok to delay surgery now?
Ulcerated stoma: Hello. You have a colostomy stoma and the presumed reason for that is colon cancer.You are 74y and now present with ulceration and some bleeding. DELAY IS VERY UNWISE. This must be treated as if it were colon cancer, and surgically removed asap and histology to confirm either benign or malignant with appropriate follow up thanks ...Read more
Colon, infiltratng mod. Diff. Adenocarcna, ulceration, no lymphovasc. Invasn. Intestinal type enteric, distal sigmoid mass. Ok to delay surgery to feb?
I would advocate having the procedure done as soon as technically possible
waiting weeks is generally ok but not months, unless the delay is to undergo neoadjuvant therapy. ...Read more
Can fat hard stools + a mass for 1 year on sigmoid colon every morning be a sign of colon sigmoid cancer without having blood, fever, fatigue?
CT - 5.8x6.4cm rnd complex cystic mass in posterior pelvis inseparable from adjacent sigmoid colon. Demonstrates lobulated enhancing nodule centrally.
Not sure: A posterior pelvic complex cystic mass in a 65-year-old woman can have many potential causes. This needs to be checked out to find the actual cause and to consider treatment options. You should see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation, if you're not already seeing one. ...Read more
How accurate are CT scans? Is it possible that the doctor could mistake my ovary for something else in a CT scan? I had one done and he said the CT scan showed a low density structure in my proximal sigmoid colon as well as a mass in my right pelvis.
Moderately: Ct scans are good at diagnosing large tumors and other common intra abdominal problems. Vaginal ultrasound is much better at visualizing the ovaries and the uterus. ...Read more
All: The colon on average is about 40cm in length. The sigmoid colon takes up the latter 10cm. Unless there wa a stricture or mass the surgeon or gastroenterologist should have seen the whole sigmoid colon. ...Read more
Get a colonscopy: Why was the sigmoidscopy reccomneed. Consider a full colonoscopy if you are concerned about colon cancer, such as having rectal bleeding, strong family history of colon cancer, etc. Although you are young for a screening colonscopy if you have any alarm features please do not stop at sigmoidscopy instead get a colonscopy. ...Read more
Yes: Any mass in the colon is serious and can represent a malignancy. This needs immediate medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more
Growth=Polyp=Tumor: A growth in the colon, also called a polyp, is a tumor or growth of abnormal tissue. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancer. Benign polyps such as adenomas have potential to turn to cancer if they grow a long time. Other polyps, such as hyperplastic, usually don't turn to cancer. Some polyps may already have cancer in them. Colonoscopy with biopsy is usually needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Would riding a bicycle cause my waste to reach the sigmoid colon any quicker than normal everyday activity would? Or would it have the same rate?
I had imaging done on my back and was more disturbed by the mass area I saw in my colon. I have a scope scheduled in oct should I be seen before?
Yes: If there is a mass generally further evaluation is needed as soon as possible. Though your physician may be in better position to make a specific determination ...Read more
Hi I had polps removed from my left side colon sigmoid part one was 7mm n there other was sessil and 4mm how long should results take to come back?
Depends on the lab: It may take few days and it depends on the labs. Some labs send the results earlier that the others. ...Read more
Unclear: May indicate inflammatory bowel disease-talk to gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Your doctor can expl: The doctor who gave you this report must explain it to you, if you ask. It basically means that there is an ulcer in this lesion in your colon, where the cell are very active (proliferating). This may be a benign polyp, yet you need to get it removed as anything which is proliferating can turn into a cancer if you leave it alone inside for too long. ...Read more
Terminology: The junction is the area where the colon and the rectum meet and the recto-sigmoid colon is basically that small part of the colon above it. ...Read more
Not likely.: It would not be likely to be able to feel the sigmoid colon, unless it were particularly distended with very hard stool, which would be rather unusual. If you are feeling something in the left lower portion of the abdomen, I would contact your doctor for a physical examination to see what is wrong. Good luck. ...Read more
Follow up Sigmoid coscopy after diverticulitis showed stricture in the colon. Is it possible to be treated with out surgery if it's not bothering me?
Will get worse: Have it resected laproscopically ASAP before it obstructs ...Read more
Generally not: However if you feel a mass then you should have a doctor examine you. ...Read more
Maybe thickened: The wall of the bottom part of your colon might be a little thick but it isn't certain. What that means is there may be evidence of inflamed tissue when the wall of the colon is measured but a normal colon is sometimes the same thickness. Most likely further tests will be needed, such as a colonoscopy. That will be a decision made by you doctor based on the clinical situation. ...Read more
Is ultrasound able to show sigmoid colon to rule out diverticular pouches in a non emergency setting?
No, ultrasound: Is not very sensitive for detecting non-inflammed diverticula. ...Read more
What would cause the colon to have a grainy texture and nodularity and mucus in the sigmoid colon if biopsies are negative?
Biopsy does not show mucus.
They did not biopsy what they saw or it was not there when biopsied. Discuss with your GI Dr. ...Read more
Would riding a bike while standing cause waste to reach my sigmoid colon, even if I went to the loo and pooped out as much as I could beforehand?
No difference: None of these different activities would make a difference since there is only one way for waste to be eliminated... ...Read more
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